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Two key terms related to bench strength are continuity and adaptation. Bench strength equips your team with the necessary tools for adapting to surprise turnover or illness and maintaining continuity in your business. A strong bench also allows companies the peace of mind to take bigger leaps, because the company is confident that their bench will be able to adapt and continue progressing forward.

In the business sense, the word “talent” refers to a natural ability to excel at a duty or action. Talent is what keeps an employee thriving and, in return, keeps a business thriving. One of the best ways to optimize and maintain talent is through talent development programs. There are some key elements that can be implemented for the ideal talent development program.

Making succession planning preparations is different than making other company preparations. Unlike most organizational adjustments you make, succession planning doesn’t warrant immediate results—it’s more focused on the long-term and the what-ifs. Since you cannot immediately see firsthand if your succession plan is effective, you may want to take a peek at the best practices shared by companies that are clearly doing it right, based on their bottom line results. Ivyexec.com has compiled a list of 10 succession planning best practices that are all commonly shared among these successful companies.

According to Adecco Staffing’s second annual Way to Work Generational Survey, a worrying 74 percent of millennial and Gen Z respondents claimed that they felt as though their colleges and universities did not fully prepare them for their post-grad careers. With the new workforce showing up underprepared, it’s time to practice workforce optimization from within your organization.

According to a Dale Carnegie infographic, companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202 percent. However, 71 percent of employees are not fully engaged. A typical engaged employee exhibits 4 telltale signs—enthusiasm, inspiration, empowerment, and confidence. Make sure your employees are displaying these signs by implementing the following employee engagement best practices, from Entrepreneur.com and Inc.com.

The dialog between interviewer and interviewee during a modern-day job interview is more in depth than a simple “tell me about yourself.” It is necessary to plan out the right questions to ask so that you can get accurate insight into candidates in order to hire someone with acceptable job fit. There are 3 types of questions we are going to cover—the must-asks, the unusual-but-importants, and the questions candidates want you to ask.

Waco employee assessment company seeks to educate local managers about best hiring practices Waco, TX (July 27th, 2016) – Talexes, a leading employee assessment company, has announced the introduction of their latest seminar Hire the Best – Skip the Rest. This educational seminar is intended to help hiring managers streamline and optimize their hiring process utilizing the Talexes Innovative Hiring System. The event will be held at the Waco Chamber of Commerce, and will attract a number of professionals from around the Waco area. Talexes hopes to help educate hiring managers now and in the future with the use of